Cut Off Your Hands

Cut Off Your Hands

Cut Off Your Hands performing at Falls Festival, 2007
Background information
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Indie rock, indie punk
Years active 2006–present
Labels French Kiss
Speak N Spell
Fifty One
Nick Johnston
Phil Hadfield
Jonathan Lee
Brent Harris
Past members
Michael Ramirez
Elroy Finn

Cut Off Your Hands are an indie pop band from New Zealand influenced largely by post punk and indie pop groups such as The Smiths, Gang of Four, Orange Juice, Talking Heads, as well as NZ post-punk of The Mint Chicks and This Night Creeps. The band formed in Auckland in 2006, originally comprising lead vocalist Nick Johnston, guitarist Michael Ramirez, bassist Phil Hadfield and drummer Brent Harris.


Band members

  • Nick Johnston – lead vocals
  • Phil Hadfield – bass, backing vocals
  • Brent Harris – drums, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Lee – guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Ramirez – guitar, backing vocals (2006–2009)



  • You & I (2008) #21 NZ
  • Hollow (2011)


  • Shaky Hands (August 2006, October 2007 in North America)
  • Blue on Blue (July 2007
  • Happy as Can Be (October 2008)
  • Live at Lime presents Cut Off Your Hands (November 2008; digital download)


  • "Still Fond/Closed Eyes" (8 October 2007; 7", digital download)
  • "Closed Eyes (Remix)" (12 November 2007; 12", digital download)
  • "Oh Girl/Turn Cold" (January 2008; 7")
  • "Expectations/The Witch (Sonics cover)" (18 August 2008; 7")
  • "Happy as Can Be" (2008)
  • "Turn Cold" (23 January 2009)
  • "You Should Do Better" (2011)
  • "Fooling No One" (2011)
  • "Hollowed Out" (2011)


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